The artist


Tikiroa (Tiki) is a New Zealand native with Maori and Dutch ancestry.  He has lived on the island of Koh Phangan for the past fourteen years, practicing his art and embracing island life.

In the years 2009 – 2019, Tiki has won first place 8 times, in the internationally known Tatau Awards. These Tatau Awards are made up of the 100 best Polynesian tattooists in the world. The voting take place on Facebook, on the Tatau of the month page. Tiki’s tattoos have also been represented in hundreds of other shows, competitions and featured in the top magazines.

Tiki’s Polynesian styles include Samoan, Maori, Marquesan, Hawaiian, Fijian, Rarotongan, Micronesian, Tahitian, Tongan and Polynesian fusion. His tattoos are made up of designs and symbols that represent life’s challenges, achievements, goals, family history, and much more. They are full of tradition, and mystical secrets, they tell the wearer’s life story and serve both to communicate that story with others and even more importantly a reminder to the wearer of the vast journey that got them to where they are today.

Tiki can aesthetically present his Polynesian designs on each customer. Because these tattoos are draw freehand by Tiki, he can match them perfectly to each individual’s body, accentuating muscles and following body curves. The result is a beautiful custom tattoo that perfectly fits the client.